To the north of Montgrí, Medes Islands and Baix Ter Natural Park and exposed to the northern Tramuntana wind, L’Escala is a village with ancient origins and its own personality. Its important sporting port and the nearby Montgó cove are home to the diving centres that operate in the natural park, both along the Montgrí coast and the Medes Islands. Among the majestic cliffs there is no shortage of sheltered enclaves for diving, either on walls or in caves, islands or sunken ships.


For the beginner

The two diving centres Dive Paradis in L’Escala Port and Mateua Dive in Montgó cove are doors that open to the sea. Expert instructors with an excellent knowledge of this coast that forms part of the Montgrí, Medes Islands and Baix Ter Natural Park will show you the best and safest corners for your “sea baptism”. You can also snorkel along the Montgrí coast and the diving centres have carefully chosen the most beautiful, easily accessible spots with the most abundant sea life at shallow depths to enjoy this experience.

For scuba divers

Daily boat trips from our centres allow you to discover the sea beds of the Montgrí coast, some of the most well-known of which are Baix de Cols, Farriol cove and the cave of Vidua Cove. These diving sites are only accessible by boat and apart from the wide variety of species you can also discover the wrecks of the ships Cotetin and Marmoler.

And after your dive

L’Escala is a village for exploring with the family. Apart from the port and the historic centre, the seafront path running between the sea and the Greek and Roman ruins from L’Escala to Sant Martí d’Empúries. Take some time to visit the ruins, and make sure you taste L’Escala anchovies, a thousand-year-old tradition now protected by the Designation of Origin foodstuff regulatory classification system.


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